Frankel trio in beanfeast of bluebloods
Three Frankel colts in blueblood bonanza By Chris Hill 9:11PM 20 OCT 2016
WITH a plethora of well-bred runners, Friday could conceivably be billed as a second Future Champions Day and Frankel has a trio of contenders bidding to continue the excellent start that the ten-time Group 1 winner has made to his stallion career.
Newbury's first division of the mile maiden at 1.20pm features one of Frankel's best-bred offspring to date with UAE King, a half-brother to Darley's premier stallion Dubawi, introduced by Roger Varian.
Owned by Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum, UAE King is out of his 1998 Italian Oaks heroine Zomaradah and hails from the further family of High-Rise, who carried Mohammed Obaid's yellow and black spotted silks to victory in the 1998 Derby.
A daughter of Deploy, Zomaradah has produced six winners and triple Group 1 winner Dubawi is undoubtedly the star having won the Irish 2,000 Guineas, Prix Jacques Le Marois and National Stakes before going on to sire 26 winners at the highest level to date.
However, UAE King is also a half-brother to 1m4f Group 2 Lancashire Oaks heroine Emirates Queen and 1m2f Listed Ballymacoll Stud Stakes victress Princess Nada, dam of Wednesday's Group 3 Geelong Cup winner Qewy and Listed scorer Jordan Princess.
Qatar Racing are represented by Deep Music, a David Simcock-trained son of Deep Impact who was the priciest of the six foals by the champion Japanese sire to be purchased by David Redvers at the 2014 JRHA Select Foal Sale.
The ¥180m (£966,090/€1,408,625) colt is a brother to last year's champion Japanese three-year-old filly Mikki Queen, winner of the Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) and Shuka Sho (fillies' St Leger), out of the 2007 Group 2 Prix Dollar heroine Musical Way.
Dubawi has sired the winner of this race twice in the last six years, including with subsequent four-time Group 1 winner Al Kazeem, and is represented this season by Darley homebred Sea Skimmer.
Out of the dual 1m2f scorer Portmanteau, a daughter of Barathea, the Saeed Bin Suroor-trained colt is a brother to Hunter's Light, who recorded three Group 1 victories when successful in the Premio Roma and Round 3 of the Al Maktoum Challenge over 1m2f and last year's 1m1f Jebel Hatta.
Debut for Frankel sibling to top sprinter Regal Parade
Roger Varian sends out another son of Frankel in the second division of the mile maiden with Commander, a 670,000gns purchase by the China Horse Club at last year's Book 1 October Yearling Sale, making his debut at 2.25pm.
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Out of the 7f scorer Model Queen, a daughter of Kingmambo, Commander is a half-brother to 2009 Haydock Sprint Cup and 2010 Prix Maurice de Gheest victor Regal Parade and 7f Group 3 winner Entifaadha and shares his page with dual European champion Zafonic.
Brother to Equiano introduced at Newbury
Richard Hannon unveils a brother to dual King's Stand Stakes hero Equiano in the 6½f maiden with the Acclamation colt Mostahel having his first start at 1.50pm.
Mostahel races for Al Shaqab Racing after being purchased by Charlie Gordon-Watson for 220,000gns at last year's Book 1 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale and the owner-trainer combination have combined with success this year with another son of Acclamation, the dual Group 2-winning juvenile Mehmas.
Son of Frankel and Heat Haze in Doncaster debut
Mirage Dancer is the third Frankel debutant on Friday and the Sir Michael Stoute-trained colt is set to have his first start in the second division of Doncaster's 7f maiden at 3.10pm.
Owned and bred by Khalid Abdullah, Mirage Dancer shares his page with some of the best performers to carry the green, pink and white silks being out of Heat Haze, Bobby Frankel's Beverly D Stakes and Matriarch Stakes winner.
Heat Haze is one of five top-level winners produced by Abdullah's remarkable broodmare Hasili, the others being Banks Hill, Cacique, Champs Elysees and Intercontinental.
The daughter of Green Desert is herself shaping up to be a useful producer as dam of two winners to date and Mirage Dancer is a half-brother to stablemates Forge and Radiator who have been placed in black-type races over from 7f to 1m.
Mirage Dancer's opponents include the equally well-related Valcartier, a John Gosden-trained son of Redoute's Choice and the Aga Khan's 2005 Prix Saint-Alary heroine Vadawina.
By Unfuwain, Vadawina is a half-sister to the 2014 Prix Saint-Alary winner Vazira from the family of Group 1-winning milers Valixir and Vadamos. She has produced four previous winners with Valcartier being a half-brother to 1m4f Group 2 victor Vadamar and 1m Listed scorer Vedouma.
Valcartier will race in the blue of Godolphin having been purchased by John Ferguson for €950,000gns at last year's Arqana August Yearling Sale.
Brother to Lyric Of Light in action at Wolverhampton
Godolphin's colours will be carried later in the day by their homebred Street Cry colt Andrassy Avenue in the 1m1½f maiden at Wolverhampton at 6.50pm.
Trained by Charlie Appleby, Andrassy Avenue is a brother to the 2011 Fillies' Mile heroine Lyric Of Light out of the Green Desert mare Suez, who won the 6f Listed Dick Poole Fillies' Stakes before finishing runner-up in the Cheveley Park Stakes.
Suez was bred by Meon Valley Stud and descends from the oustanding family of their foundation mare Reprocolor that has yielded multiple top-class performers including Kayf Tara, Opera House and Izzi Top.
The Hampshire nursery offered Suez as a yearling at the 2003 Tattersalls October Sale, where she was acquired by John Ferguson for 480,000gns.
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